Postponed due to inclement weather ALL OUT TO PROTECT YOUR HEALTH CARE AND PENSION!

Postponed due to inclement weather

On Wednesday February 20, Senators Singleton and Addiego will join Senate President Steve Sweeney for a town hall meeting as he pushes his plan for increases in your health care costs and ending the current public worker pension system.  The time to fight back is NOW! 

Join your CWA sisters and brothers on Wednesday February 20 as we stand united to push back against these attacks on our rights.  The town hall will be at Rowan College at Burlington County in the Votta Hall at 300 College Circle, Mt. Laurel, NJ at 6:00pm(seats are limited, so be sure to arrive early.)


Over the last eight years, millionaires and corporations have received billions of dollars in tax cuts, while you have been forced to pay more for your health care and pensions.  ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

In solidarity,

Gaye Palmer
President CWA 1033


Gov. Murphy announces 2-hour delayed opening for N.J. state offices |

1/18/19 Gov. Murphy announces 2-hour delayed opening for N.J. state offices. Essential employees should report to work at their normally scheduled time. |
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Volunteers Welcome!

CWA Local 1033 General Membership Meeting 1/24/19 @ Patriots Theater War Memorial Building 4:30pm

Membership meetings are held bi-monthly at the Trenton War Memorial Building. Join us to get the most up-to-date information.

Dinner is served at 4:30pm meeting starts at 5:00pm.



As part of the New Jersey State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) and School Employees’ Health Benefits Program (SEHBP), you and your covered dependents can join an R-Health Direct Primary Care doctor’s office at no additional cost to you. This add-on feature is available as part of the Horizon and Aetna PPO and tiered network plans and does not change your current health insurance, but rather enhances it.

With R-Health, you’ll get unlimited access to personalized primary care with no co-pays, when and where it’s convenient for you including 24/7 access to your own personal R-Health doctor via phone, text message, and video chat; same-day and next-day appointments for urgent issues; absolutely no co-pays – no matter how many times you visit our office; and much more.

Want to learn more? Stop by R-Health Ewing for an Open House on Wednesday, January 16 from 5:00 – 6:30 pm for a chance to meet our newest doctor, Dr. Kimberly Jones, and learn more about the practice. You’ll have a chance to:

  • Ask questions
  • Sign up for R-Health
  • Win prizes
  • Explore the office
  • Enjoy light refreshments
RSVP to the Open House by visiting
Can’t make it to the Open House but have more questions about our practice? Contact our Member Experience team at 800.797.1289 or

We hope to see you there!

Education & Equity Meeting 1/29/19

Brothers and sisters,

Please join us for our Education & Equity Meeting on January 29th 2019 at 5pm. Meeting will be held at the CWA Local 1033 headquarters. Open to all members.

Join Us at the Women’s March in Atlantic City January 19th, 2019

CWA Local 1033 Education & Equity Committee is organizing to attend the Women’s March in Atlantic City, NJ.

Interested Members please contact CWA Local 1033 at 609-394-7725 and ask to speak to Joy, Sharon or Jeanette or email Regina M. Jackson at

More details to follow.

Click here for .pdf flyer

Womens March 1033


CWA Local 1033 Holiday Party 12/20/18 At Rho Waterfront

2018 Holiday Party Flyer



50 Riverview Plaza, Trenton, NJ 08611

4:30 – 9:00 P.M.

Great Food, Music, Dancing, Door Prizes, Fun

Members with Valid ID can pick up their tickets at the Local 1033 Headquarters

November 15th thru December 17thDuring Normal Hours 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM 

Or until 6:00 PM on December 12th, 14th and 17thMEMBERS / RETIREES – $10.00

GUESTS – $35.00 – Limit 1 Guest per Member / Retiree

ID will be required at the Rho Entrance to be admitted. 

There will be no tickets available at the door

Union Plus Free College Benefit

Free College for Union Members and Their Families

The Union Plus Free College Benefit, brought to you in partnership with AFSCME, can help you (and your family members) afford a college education without piling on thousands of dollars in student debt.

What is The Union Plus Free College Benefit?

Under an academic partnership with Eastern Gateway Community College, the Union Plus Free College Benefit offers grants — known as “last dollar scholarships” — that fill the gap between any federal, state and employer education grants for tuition, fees, and e-books for certain online programs at Eastern Gateway.

Free College is possible thanks to the early support and enthusiasm of AFSCME, who entered into a collaboration with Eastern Gateway Community College in 2016. Since 2016, thousands of students have taken advantage of millions of dollars in Free College scholarships.

Earn an Associate Degree — completely online, for FREE! Even if you don’t qualify for student financial aid, the Union Plus Free College Benefit will be applied to your balance for tuition, fees and e-books.

Eastern Gateway Community College

Eastern Gateway Community College is a fully accredited, non-profit public institution that is part of the University System of Ohio. Students can enroll in the distance learning program from anywhere in the U.S. The program offers seven associate degrees and two certificate programs. Credits can be transferred to a four-year college.

Degree Programs

  • Accounting
  • Associate of Arts
  • Business Management — with Optional Concentrations in: Labor Studies; Entrepreneurship; Health Care Management; Human Resources; Information Technology; Marketing or Finance
  • Criminal Justice
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Individualized Study
  • Paralegal

Certificate Programs

  • Business Management – with an optional concentration in Accounting
  • Patient Navigator
Classes Begin Every 8 Weeks
  • Classes are online so they fit into your schedule
  • Attend full-time or take as little as one class per term
  • Credits can transfer to other schools
  • Advising and tutoring is available to support students


Flyer for worksite: CWA 1033 Education & Scholarship News DECEMBER 2018

Day after Thanksgiving

CWA Members: In response to your questions, CWA inquired about the status of the day after Thanksgiving. Governor Murphy will not be signing an Executive Order to close the State of NJ this Friday for non-essential employees. We are sharing this information so all members are aware.

While it has been 10 years since a Governor has closed on the day after Thanksgiving, we disagree with this decision. We had hoped that members would be able to enjoy time with their families without the use of personal leave time. We have discussed with the Governor’s office, and we expect Departments will soon be notified, that requests for time off will be granted as liberally as possible.

Although we have never before had the day after Thanksgiving off as part of our Contract, we will bring this matter up at the bargaining table. However, we continue to believe that the day after Thanksgiving should be a day when the State is closed as a matter of policy and are unwilling to trade any of our existing holidays for this day.

We wish you and your family a happy, healthy and safe holiday.